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What phone for development?

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Psion7    32

Hey, I am interested in Microsoft's whole universal app thing coming later this year with Windows 10 and wanted to get my feet wet with Windows Phone development. I hate emulators though so I thought about picking up a cheap Windows Phone for development. Now I don't want to get a PoS phone I want something that is actually usable as a daily smart phone. They only thing I don't care much about is the quality of the camera on it. I have an iPhone that will remain my actual phone but I want to be able to try and work with a WP as a daily driver.

 

I am in the UK and would like to pick up a pay as you go or SIM free model. I had a quick look online and there are so many models it is a crazy. Which model is the latest one? What are the tiny differences between all these models? It is a nightmare. Why are Microsoft releasing so many low end phones?

 

Basically I just want something cheap(ish) that I can use for development and a daily driver smartphone from an apps point of view (not camera).

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Psion7    32

The 735 looks like a pretty good device without being silly money. Anyone here got one?

 

The 830 looks even better and for only a little bit extra in the price.

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+Fahim S.    1,087

I have one and it is a lovely device.  The two key things it lacks are:1) a decent amount of storage space and 2) no glance screen.

 

I have never tried using it for development (never built a Windows Phone app), but I imagine it would suit the task.

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